Many area companies make it a point to hire veterans. But they can do a lot more than just make great employees. They can also take what they’ve been taught in the service to improve an employers management team.
Would your business benefit from military style management practices? Jimmy Burgess says yes. He’s is one a several veterans that operates True North Enterprises.
“To train leaders, to help people improve themselves in everyday life and their jobs, give them an opportunity to explore their own needs and wants as leaders and how they can take the tools they learned here become better leaders,” says Jimmy Burgess.
And Cheyenne Woodcock agrees, this is her third time here.
“Been here a couple of times and every time I come here I take something away from it, I’m a very shy person and so communication is really hard for me and every time I’ve came here I’m more able to kind of adapt to my environments and speak out a little bit more,” says Cheyenne Woodcock, Alorica employee.
Employees from area businesses start the day in the classroom and end it in the paintball arena outback. But Burgess says there’s a whole lot more to the experience than shooting the bad guys and working together to get out of escape rooms.
“Orient the mission we’re gonna run based on the needs of the company, so if they need something that has to do more with communication, we can write missions geared specifically towards that. If they just need more of the team building mission, we can write missions geared towards that and then we explain as instructors we’re not doing our job if we don’t properly explain to them how they can take this and transfers over to their work environment,” says Burgess.